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Delicious Ground Turkey Spaghetti Sauce

  • Author: Lindsay Pleskot
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 4-5 1x


A good spaghetti sauce is a must in the repertoire.  This is a great recipe to batch prep and store leftovers in the freezer for busy weeknights!



  • 1/2 large red onion
  • 34 cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 400g ground turkey or extra lean ground beef
  • 1 can (680 ml) tomato sauce
  • fresh ground pepper and salt to taste
  • splash of red wine
  • 23 Tbsp basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp + 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 large pinch of crushed red chili flakes (~2 tsp.)
  • 1 cup fresh spinach, chopped
  • 1 large tomato


  1. Heat 1 tsp oil in a large skillet, add chopped onion and garlic and gry until clear and starting to brown (4-5 mins)
  2. Add ground turkey and cook until browned, approx 6-8 minutes
  3. Add tomato sauce, red wine, salt and pepper and simmer for 5 minutes
  4. Stir in basil and spinach and fresh tomato and cook until wilted spinach is wilted.
  5. drizzle with remaining olive oil and chili flakes simmer an additional 5 minutes
  6. Serve over your favorite noodles (to help sauce stick to the pasta, reserve 1/2 cup of cooking water from pasta and remove pasta when just al dente. Add sauce to noodles along with cooking water, continue to heat and stir for an additional 5 minutes before serving).

  • Category: Main Dishes
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Italian

Keywords: meal prep, family meal planning, batch cooking

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